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Opinion | Avoid speculating on causes behind Kozhikode air crash, let investigators do their probe

India | Aug 08, 2020, 05:07 PM IST

Fortunately, the plane did not catch fire because of torrential rain, and the lives of most of the passengers were saved. The pilots tried twice to make a safe landing on the runway in heavy rain, but at the third attempt, it overshot the runway resulting in the mishap.

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Opinion | Why PM Modi eulogized Lord Ram as a unifying force for all Indians

India | Aug 06, 2020, 11:31 AM IST

Let me reveal. Few people know that Modi, in private life, is a religious person, both with his mind and his work. When he was a teenager, he left his home in Gujarat for the Himalayas in search of ‘nirvana’, stayed with sadhus at Belur Math, he did not run away from worldly life, nor did he turn away from the problems of day-to-day life. 

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Opinion | Bhoomi Pujan of Ram temple in Ayodhya by Modi marks the beginning of a new epoch

India | Aug 05, 2020, 01:40 PM IST

This is a big victory for Indian brotherhood and its centuries-old tradition of people of all communities and religions living in harmony. It is a victory for Indian culture that has seeped into our national sub-consciousness over many centuries despite foreign invasions. This, in essence, is the message of today’s historic event. 

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Opinion | Tussle between Bihar and Maharashtra will benefit those being probed for Sushant’s death

India | Aug 04, 2020, 02:04 PM IST

On Monday, in my prime time show ‘Aaj Ki Baat’, I asked Bihar director-general of Police Gupteshwar Pandey, why Bihar police were not transferring the probe to Mumbai police. He replied that the partial cause of action lies in Bihar, because the entire properties of Sushant, who was unmarried, belongs to his father KK Singh, who is unwilling to trust the Mumbai Police. 

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Opinion | Keep politics out of Sushant probe, find out the truth behind his death mystery

India | Aug 01, 2020, 03:48 PM IST

On Friday, his ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande, who had a six-year-long relationship with him, told India TV that despite the break-up, Sushant used to send her WhatsApp messages about Rhea’s family, which she has passed on to Bihar police.

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Opinion | Sushant’s death mystery is turning murkier by the day

India | Jul 31, 2020, 04:14 PM IST

From an overall viewpoint, the entire controversy now seems to be limited to Sushant’s and Rhea’s families. Allegations of nepotism and favouritism by Bollywood biggies and about Sushant being thrown out from movies were making the rounds, but these seem to hold no water after Sushant’s father filed his FIR in Patna.

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Opinion | A golden moment in the history of Indian Air Force

India | Jul 30, 2020, 12:18 PM IST

I personally feel that the time has come for Congress to close the Rafale chapter and raise the morale of our air force. The party should welcome the induction of Rafale jets in the IAF. Congress should also learn lessons from past mistakes. 

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Opinion | Charges against Rhea by Sushant Singh Rajput’s father must be thoroughly probed

India | Jul 30, 2020, 07:39 AM IST

Sushant’s father alleged that when his son decided to start organic farming in Coorg, Karnataka, Rhea blackmailed him, threatening to make his medical reports public if he went to Coorg. She threatened Sushant that she would tell the world that he was a lunatic.

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Opinion | How Modi has launched multi-pronged strategy against China

India | Jul 28, 2020, 03:04 PM IST

With the arrival of the first five Rafale jet fighters at Ambala airbase in India, the Indian Air Force has got what it described as a ‘game changer’, after a long delay of twenty years. This has come at a time when India has launched a multi-pronged strategy to counter Chinese aggression on the Ladakh border. 

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Opinion | Cow slaughter must be prevented

India | Jul 25, 2020, 01:49 PM IST

The need of the hour is to maintain communal peace. However, there are nefarious elements who are trying to disturb the peace by carrying out cow slaughter during Bakrid on the sly. Their efforts must be nipped in the bud.

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Opinion | Bihar must take steps on war footing to tackle COVID pandemic

India | Jul 24, 2020, 01:39 PM IST

On Thursday, India TV telecast a video from Rohtas district, which showed healthcare workers wearing PPE kits taking a dead COVID patient to a crematorium in Bikramganj block. The body was duly wrapped in sheet. After laying the body on the pyre, they set it on fire, but even before the body was fully burnt, the workers walked out. 

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Opinion | Why Modi wants a strong friendship between India and the US

India | Jul 23, 2020, 11:10 AM IST

For the first time, the Indian Prime Minister was inviting US companies to invest in India’s agriculture sector, which has been traditionally kept away from foreign investment since independence. He pointed out how over half a billion Indians are now digitally connected to the internet, with rural users outpacing urban users for the first time. 

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Opinion | Why Bihar hospitals are in such a sorry state

India | Jul 22, 2020, 01:16 PM IST

  The number of COVID cases has reached 28,504 in Bihar alone. On Tuesday, 1109 new cases were reported and so far 198 people have died. Patna is the worst affected where the number of COVID patients is nearly 4,000. 

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Opinion | Building of a Ram temple

India | Jul 21, 2020, 12:21 PM IST

The Ram Janmabhoomi temple has been planned in such a manner that it can withstand the vagaries of nature for thousands of years. Devotees of Lord Ram desire that the temple must be truly magnificent and splendid. The shrine will be spread over nearly 120 acres, and the state government may have to acquire at least 50 more acres.

Aaj Ki Baat July 17 episode

Opinion | Why we can’t trust China

India | Jul 18, 2020, 08:26 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited Stakna forward post near the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, where he witnessed breathtaking paradropping and other military exercises by para commandos and jawans using latest sophisticated weapons, and later addressed jawans on the west bank of Pangong lake, nearly 40 km from where Indian and Chinese troops are facing a stand-off over disengagement issues.

Aaj ki baat july 16 episode

Opinion | How Pakistan is giving support to Khalistani separatists

India | Jul 17, 2020, 01:23 PM IST

In recent weeks, many of you might have received calls from unknown numbers from places like Michigan, Oklahoma, Georgia. Once you receive the call, you get a recorded message from someone claiming to be from an organization Sikhs for Justice, and ca

Plasma Donation racket, COVID19

How cyber fraudsters are out to fleece people for plasma donation

India | Jul 16, 2020, 03:13 PM IST

I would request all to be very careful while dealing with people who demand money for plasma donation. The life of every human being is valuable and one should not fall into any trap.

Aaj Ki Baat July 14 episode

Opinion | Round One goes to Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan battle

India | Jul 15, 2020, 10:05 AM IST

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is presently in a strong position. He has the party high command behind him, and he has managed to garner the support of most of the Congress MLAs, whom he has kept in a resort. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 13 episode

Opinion | Why leaders like Scindia, Sachin Pilot are deserting Congress party

India | Jul 14, 2020, 12:01 PM IST

I think, Sachin Pilot’s unhappiness is justified. He believes that Rahul Gandhi used him as a pawn to bring the Congress to power in Rajasthan and then cast him aside. The situation has now come to such a pass that several senior Congress leaders feel that it was Rahul’s style of working that caused Scindia to leave, and now Pilot wants to follow his path. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 10 episode

Opinion | Vikas Dubey got his punishment that every dreaded criminal deserves

India | Jul 11, 2020, 12:05 PM IST

Yogi’s motive has been clear right from day one. He had been saying that the majesty of UP police must remain strong, it must not be diluted through political interference. If a gangster who murders eight policemen escapes to live a comfortable life, whether inside jail or outside, tell me, which policeman will dare to risk his life to catch a criminal?

Aaj Ki Baat July 9 episode

Opinion | How Vikas Dubey met his dramatic end

India | Jul 10, 2020, 01:00 PM IST

On early Friday morning, the vehicle in which Dubey was sitting with policemen overturned on the roadside near Barra on the outskirts of Kanpur city. According to police, the gangster snatched a policeman’s weapon and tried to flee. He was surrounded by other STF personnel. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 8 episode

Opinion | Stop glorifying a gangster because of his caste

India | Jul 09, 2020, 11:24 AM IST

A criminal has no caste and people in civil society must identify a criminal not by his caste, but by his acts. I want to convey my message to the conscience of people who are openly supporting Vikas Dubey. He is a criminal, an extortionist, who must meet his logical end. Supporting Vikas Dubey because of his caste is, in itself, a crime against society.

Aaj Ki Baat July 7 Episode

How Chinese media is playing the victim card before the world

Jul 08, 2020, 01:07 PM IST

Official sources have now confirmed that Chinese troops have withdrawn from Patrolling Point 14 of Galwan Valley in Ladakh. They have dismantled their tents and taken away their artillery. The disengagement process in Gogra-Hot Springs is expected to be complete within the next few days, as the dismantling of Chinese structures continues.

Aaj Ki Baat July 6 episode

Opinion | How PM Modi forced China to withdraw its troops in Ladakh

India | Jul 07, 2020, 08:41 AM IST

Prime Minister Modi has effectively sent a stern message to China: whether it’s a map or app, if you cross the line, you will get a strong response, because this is New India, and the Indian government knows to strike where it hurts the most. After Modi’s sudden visit to Ladakh, the Chinese side sat up and took notice of how India has changed, whether it is Doklam or the Galwan valley.

Aaj Ki Baat July 3 episode

Opinion | How Modi gave a tremendous boost to the morale of our jawans in Ladakh

India | Jul 04, 2020, 10:27 AM IST

Modi has done what no leader in the world has done so far. He visited the forward location of Indian army at a time when tension and military build-up is at its zenith, with Indian Air Force jets and bombers making sorties in the sky and tanks, artillery guns and thousands of commandos and jawans deployed at the LAC. 

Aaj Ki Baat July 2 episode

Opinion | How China is using fake Pakistani propaganda to defame India

India | Jul 03, 2020, 11:21 AM IST

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, blamed the attack on India. He told the National Assembly, “Our security forces fought and thwarted a huge tragedy which was planned by our neighbouring country India.” He did not give a single piece of evidence against India, because he did not have any.

Aaj Ki Baat July 1 episode

Opinion | How Indian security forces saved a child from terrorists’ bullets in Kashmir

India | Jul 02, 2020, 11:42 AM IST

There have been four terror attacks in the valley in the last 48 hours, and in all the four attacks, the terrorists were eliminated, Operation All Out against terrorists is on in the Kashmir valley. The mission of security forces is clear: each terrorist shall be eliminated, come what may. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 30 episode

Opinion | How rising negligence in just one month has caused massive spread of COVID pandemic

India | Jul 01, 2020, 08:07 AM IST

Modi announced extension of free ration to 80 crore poor people till November this year. Under the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana, five kg of foodgrains and one kg of pulses will be given free to beneficiaries for another five months.

Aaj Ki Baat June 29 episode

Opinion | Ban on Chinese apps is a timely and brave step taken by Modi government

India | Jun 30, 2020, 08:33 AM IST

This is a timely and brave step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amidst growing tensions over military build-up by China near the Line of Actual Control. These Chinese apps had captivated millions of Indians and were making huge fortunes. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 26 episode

Opinion | Congress must come clean on its relationship with Chinese government over donations taken

India | Jun 27, 2020, 09:45 AM IST

Nadda tweeted to say: “PMNRF, meant to help people in distress, was donating money to Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in UPA years. Who sat on the PMNRF board? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Who chairs RGF? Smt. Sonia Gandhi. Totally reprehensible, disregarding ethics, processes and not bothering about transparency,” 

Aaj Ki Baat June 25 episode

Opinion | 1975 Emergency - An Untold Story, an eyewitness account

India | Jun 26, 2020, 11:37 AM IST

It was on June 12, 1975,  a brave judge of Allahabad High Court, Justice Jagmohan Lal Sinha unseated Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on charge of adopting corrupt practices during her election campaign in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh. Already the nation was witnessing a massive movement spearheaded by Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan against corruption and price rise. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 24 episode

Opinion | Why voices are being raised against Rahul inside Congress party?

India | Jun 25, 2020, 10:11 AM IST

Rahul probably feels that these old, experienced leaders in his party are cowards and they fear Modi, but the truth lies somewhere else. Most of these leaders have used more tough remarks against Modi in the past, but after losing elections after elections, they have now realized that any direct attack on Modi causes more losses than the gain to the party. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 23

Opinion | With India keeping a close watch, China must disengage in Ladakh, the sooner the better

India | Jun 24, 2020, 08:23 AM IST

China is always up to its nefarious tricks like carrying out sneaky intrusions on the LAC. Since China is not a democratic nation, matters pertaining to the military are never discussed there in public. The entire Chinese media, whether print or television, is under state control, and is used as a propaganda tool across the world.

Aaj Ki Baat June 22 episode

Opinion | Why India has told China that it must withdraw and reduce troops build-up in Ladakh

India | Jun 23, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

In Delhi, Army chief Gen M M Narwane on Monday reviewed with senior commanders the operational ground situation and preparedness of our forces along the entire Line of Actual Control. This meeting will continue on Tuesday.

Aaj Ki Baat June 19 episode

Opinion | Sonia Gandhi should look at what her Defence Min had said on Chinese incursions in 2013

India | Jun 20, 2020, 01:17 PM IST

China has now clearly realized that this is not the old India. This new India has a strong, decisive leader Narendra Modi, who had earned respect among world statesmen, and has enhanced India’s image in the international arena. China now understands that the entire political fraternity stands solidly behind its Prime Minister. 

Aaj Ki Baat June 18 episode

If the Chinese do not retreat to their old positions on LAC, India must act

India | Jun 19, 2020, 02:09 PM IST

On Thursday, there were talks with the Chinese at the Major General level with Maj. Gen. Abhijit Bapta of Trushul division leading. The talks were positive, but inconclusive. Maj. Gen. Bapta was assisted by Brigadier, Operations and Colonel, Operation along with a Chinese interpreter.